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How do you adjust headlights on 2010 tacoma, location on adjusting screws?

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  • gaston1herou Sep 12, 2010

    Is this solution for a 2010 Tacoma headlight ? 2005 and older will be configured different

  • gaston1herou Sep 12, 2010

    How do you adjust the headlights on a 2010 Tacoma, It can be done because I have seen the before and after results of this being done on this type of vehicle, but I do not know how the dealer did it. Recently installed a leveling shims to front coils and headlights are aiming higher now.

  • gaston1herou Sep 12, 2010

    Thank you, I will stay in touch until I can look at the manual, on my Iphone at the moment

  • gaston1herou Sep 13, 2010

    Thank you, I will inspect my tacoma headlights and

    see if the are configured as the manual drawing

  • gaston1herou Sep 13, 2010

    Thanks, the manual diagram is almost identical to my lights. I still have to try the adjustment.

    Thank you

  • gaston1herou Sep 13, 2010

    The diagram in the manual is almost identical to my lights. I have to try to adjust now.

    Thank you

  • gaston1herou Sep 13, 2010

    Thanks

  • gaston1herou Sep 14, 2010

    Thank You !

  • gaston1herou Sep 15, 2010

    Solution good , my eadlights are adjusted, ThankYou

  • gaston1herou Sep 15, 2010

    The diagram in the manual is correct for my 2010 Tacoma

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Hi,

Second generation cars would be from 2004 - 2010.

Loom at :-

http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/051000.pdf

You need to have acrobat reader to read it. The above manual is similar to 2010.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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  • Park your Tacoma 25 feet away from a closed garage door so that it is facing the door.Turn on the headlights and shine them onto the garage door.Open the hood. Locate the two adjustment screws near the top center corner of each headlight. They will be covered by a small round cap. Pull the cap off with your fingers to adjust the horizontal adjustment of the headlightTurn the adjustment screws until the center of the headlight is positioned at the bottom of the garage door where the door meets the ground.

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    Hi!
    The adjusting screws are located above (for up and down) and to the side (for left and right) of the head lights, behind the headlight retainer.

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    Open the hood. You will see allen wrench/hex heads. One on top and one on the side of the headlight itself. Turn top clockwise to bring the light upward, and counter-clockwise to lower it. Same with the one for horizontal positioning. The best way is to park on a flat surface 25 feet away from a wall or garage door while positioning your headlights.

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    You can use a long philips screwdriver on the headlight housing there are 2 adjustment screws one for up and down and one for side to side.The side to side adjustment is very less as its fixed but still a moment will be noticed. Click on this link directly only for the location of screw.The screw is shown on page number 4. http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/051000.pdf -------- Keep updated.Thanks.

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      raj somaiya Sep 13, 2010

      Ok.Thank you too.Keep updated.Thanks for keeping updated till now with your query.

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    Your vehicles headlights are not adjustable, they are in a fixed position.

    Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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    Pop the hood and look straight down on the top of the light, behind the light there should be a screw hole (one round and one oblong) to the left and the right. You'll need a torx driver (I believe a T15) to adjust these. The round hole is for vertical adjustment and the oblong is for horizontal

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    Here's the procedure on how to adjust the headlight of your tacoma.

    •1
    Find an appropriate area to align your lights. The ground should be almost perfectly, if not perfectly level. There should be a flat vertical wall against which you can shine your lights and clearly see the boundaries of the beams. There must also be enough room for you to park the Tacoma 25 feet back from this wall.
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